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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 30r

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Left column:
Joseph: cast into Pit -- Joseph, name inscribed IOSEPH, his head visible above wellhead (?) is flanked by two brothers, one wearing headgear, both with one arm in the wellhead. Inscription on the wellhead is not legible.
Caption, IOSEPH MISSUS E(ST) CYSTERNAM, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Jonah: cast overboard -- Two men in boat, one wearing hat, hold legs of nude Jonah, in water entering mouth of fish.
Caption, IONAS MISS(US) E(ST) I(N) MARE ET A CETO DEGLUTITUS, is inscribed above miniature.

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